Patients want to engage, but care about how

AI in Healthcare Newsletter from June 24, 2019

AI & Industry 💻

A study of 1.5 million devices shows that 71% of healthcare Windows devices use software that will no longer be supported or updated in 2020. A majority of devices on VLAN allowed high-risk services that compromised network security.

• Experts struggle to align on definitions for 'value-based care' and 'population health.' In the fine print of the discussion: incentives speak louder than semantics.

• AI in patient diagnosis and treatment planning? Fiction. For health engagement and patient monitoring? Fact. Read a data-supported overview of the state of AI implementation in healthcare.

Hospital Perspectives 🏥

• A scheduling system contacted and reminded patients pre-appointment, lowering no-show rates and reducing costs for Oklahoma Heart.

• Cleveland Clinic CEO wants to change what it means to 'consult with' or 'discharge' a patient, updating how hospitals communicate with patients and caregivers.

Telehealth 📱

• Over half of U.S. residents over 65 years old expressed willingness to use telehealth for faster access to service and to save time and money.

• Intermountain Healthcare, operating 24 hospitals and 160 clinics in Utah and Idaho, implemented neonatal telehealth in 2012, which since has decreased newborn transfers to ICUs in trauma centers by 29.4%.

• In a survey of 2,000 health insurance consumers, 50% knew what telehealth was, and 5% had tried a digital doctor's visit, representing a 188% increase from 2016 to 2018.